Lamen and Sigil 741: A New Magickal Life

 

By Frater Kentroversy

 

Editor's Note:

For the first part of this magickal ritual instruction, please visit:

http://www.maybelogic.org/maybequarterly/01/0112LamenandSigil741.htm

With the imminent birth of our son Anthony Owen, the Rose Quartz Woman and I could afford to take no chances concerning his health. We had been progressing with the plan that had been already created, when the most wonderful surprise occurred. This plan had been fully discussed in the first part of this ritual instruction, as published in the debut issue of the Maybe Quarterly, which was published on the Winter Solstice 2004. It should be at times like this, where each one of us realize that life itself is a series of happy accidents --- each one designed to show us the sublime that we most often miss --- because we have been too busy searching for the obvious.

This surprise would have never happened, if it were not for Maybe Logic Academy; the online school of metaphysics and ontology. Additionally, the Academy administrator has made the following comments about Maybe Logic: "Maybe Logic is centered in optimism, flexibility of thinking, e-prime, the fallibility and relativity of perception, tolerance and courtesy, probabilities, and multiple perspectives rather than absolute truths." For those readers who may not have heard the term ontology before; it is quite simply the most general branch of metaphysics, concerned with the study of being. The Dictionary of Theories describes ontology in the following manner: "Generally, either the study of being, or a particular theory of what there is." Structurally, ontology is akin to Stanislaw Lesniewski's (1886-1939) system of mereology, which is literally, the theory of parts. Both ontology and mereology study that which is, by also studying that which is not.

Through my association with Maybe Logic Academy, I had become recently acquainted with a young artist who injects a gentle mix of symbology and religious and mystical archetypes into his work. A new member of MLA, he had read one of my own message board postings where I had been extremely honest and forthright about the current circumstances of my life, as well as some of the difficulties that surrounded both the Rose Quartz Woman and our son. Because of reasons of confidentiality, I cannot discuss the specifics of these ongoing troubles here in this forum. But, what I can say is that it was this ongoing problem that necessitated protection of both the mother and the son throughout the entire pregnancy.

This young artist calls himself Nemo, which was, in and of itself, rather interesting; especially in light of the fact that the title of Nemo is directly involved with the ordeal in which I found myself embroiled at the very moment of the artist Nemo's appearance in my life. As a magician, I had taken the Oath of The Abyss some several months previous. Traversing the Abyss is one of the highest and most-difficult ordeals that any magician has to endure. The Abyss may be conquered only after successfully defeating Chronozon, the demon-guardian of the outermost region. As with the various ordeals of my entire life up to this point, I would dangle perilously close to the edge of complete destruction, and would never know if I had succeeded or failed until the very last moment!

Such is the nature of the Abyss.

Nemo had sent me an e-mail explaining that he had read some of my message board postings. As I am in my entire life, I had written in an extremely honest manner about some of my misadventures as I drew closer to the City of the Pyramids. "Why, oh why, did I have to take that oath?!" I wrote at one point. Nemo asked me if I would enjoy one of his prints of the Archangel Raphael, who as a point of fact, had helped me convalesce after I was seriously injured in the July 1993 hit-and-run, where I suffered enough injury that I now require a wheelchair to get me through each days' activities. Raphael is the Archangel of protection and healing, and is described in the Dictionary of Angels as the regent of the sun. Knowing this through my own personal experience of more than a decade ago, I replied to Nemo:

"Thank you for your heartfelt e-mail. Thank you again for your kind offer to assist my family in our current ordeal. I am looking forward to receiving your package. I am doing everything that I can to protect the baby and my wife."

 

Raphael was the very angel that I evoked as I lay in bed for six-weeks throughout the last half of July and all of August 1993, with my doctors telling me that I would never walk again. My own life experience had yet again shown me that there was indeed a strong mental component to healing. I had once again proven the doctors wrong. Today, with great effort and an outrageous amount of pain, I can walk short distances. I sometimes use my wheelchair as a walker when I am out at the grocery store, for just one example. It is at these times, that I get the most interesting looks from some of the people that I encounter. They simply do not know how to deal with what their eyes are showing them. Therefore, when Nemo offered me the help of his special healing and protection angel, I was deeply and profoundly touched that he had even made such an offer. Receiving unsolicited gifts in this lifetime is indeed a rare occurrence, but, when that same gift is spiritual in nature, it makes the event all the more memorable.

On Friday, January 28, 2005, we received Nemo's remarkable gift of love and healing. Upon opening the large yellow padded-envelope, both myself and the Rose Quartz Woman were completely overwhelmed by both the generosity and intent behind the gift. I was extremely happy that this package arrived on one of her days off! It was a wonderful moment that we shared together, and to see the expression on her face was one of the truly memorable moments of the entire pregnancy up to that point.

Here, Nemo has graciously allowed me to exclusively reproduce his Archangel Raphael artwork for this essay. The artwork below may be found at the following website address:

http://www.nemo.org/Galleries/galleries.php?gallery=4&subcat=20&image=270

 

Figure 1 - Archangel Raphael by Nemo

 

When I opened up the package and found the artwork inside, I immediately recognized it as something very special. Because I had been studying and practicing sigil magick, the symbolic content was extremely intriguing to me. Not only was the artwork visually stunning, it contained layer upon layer of archetypal symbolism, all related to healing, protection, and divine guidance. Included in the package were a large and a small sized print of the above artwork, with each containing different background art. Where to best utilize this energy required no thought at all; the large print would go in the dining room, above the magickal altar that can be found there, and the small print happened to have fit perfectly above Anthony Owen's crib. The healing and protective energy, once evoked, would cycle infinitely between both rooms, filling the entire space between them with this with this powerful love-based energy.

Here is what Nemo himself says about this piece of art, which comes from the information provided on the information sheet included with each copy of the print:

Raphael means "God Has Healed" or "God Is Healed." This archangel is representative of all that is healing and sacred. He is seen as the angel at the center of the Jewish and Hermetic Tree of Life, representing the Sun connecting the eight spokes of power in the Tree. The Sun is within his heart, his face is a symbol of his Hebrew name. The four Cherubim float behind him and the symbol of his healing Caduceus is on the right, flanked by ancient images of protection. The glyph on the bottom right is his ancient symbol of earthly evocation. He is balanced by the four elements in each corner; the fifth, spirit, is above his head a rainbow colored sphere. On every side there are images and markings of healing and divine guidance. Rest your eyes in his heart and feel surrounded by his Love

Additionally, here is what Nemo's website has to say about this print:

Raphael can be seen as the angel of Tiphareth, sixth Sephiroth, which is also seen as the sun, for that reason, the traditional symbol for the sun (circle with point in the center) is at the center of the heart, while the extremities extend in 8 directions as Tiphareth does to its contiguous Sephiroth. Note the suns emanating from behind Raphael. His face is the sigil created by the Golden Dawn's Hebrew Rose Cross Lamen (say that 10 times quickly).

He is surrounded by the 5 traditional elements, clockwise center, spirit, water, air, fire, earth. Since the spirit element is the top one and corresponds to the Sephiroth Kether, the added symbols of transcendent beauty, the rainbow and the all seeing eye are my own additions. The moon shown on the middle descending path, is to represent the energy moving towards the Sephiroth Yesod.

Raphael's traditional symbol is the Caduceus, shown at the right, and it is flanked by two evil eye protectors, from the middle and near east. The six pointed star has a great deal of pertinence in traditional magickal workings, and is encapsulating the traditional sigil of Raphael himself. The four angels above him are the four Cherubs or Kerubim, and the 20 stars to the left compose two Trees of Life. The blocks to the left and right of Raphael are all my sigils of healing and the upper and lower blocks are my sigils to Raphael. That's it for the intentional esoteric symbolism.

 

Looking at the above, the first thing that struck me was how much power of healing and protection had been infused into the piece. I have been the most successful at magick on the occasions where I was able to successfully layer levels of spells, incantations, and energy into the operation of which I was employed at any given moment of tremendous importance. Examining the print, it was apparent that this was also how Nemo himself worked.

Editor's Note: An interview with this visionary young artist will be featured in Maybe Quarterly # 04, due to be published on the Fall Equinox 2005.

I anxiously awaited Raphael's arrival, and had already prepared a ritual to activate his associated powers of protection, healing, and divine guidance. This would be done as soon as we returned from the frame shop, where we had both prints custom matted and framed. Even though I am an experienced magician, I had never-before worked with someone else's artwork in such a capacity. I was certainly curious to see how well this would work, especially given the fact that Nemo lives clear across the country on the West Coast, and I on the East Coast of the United States.

Before I received the Raphael prints, I sent Nemo a photograph of myself and the Rose Quartz Woman, taken at a wedding where I was best-man. I also provided him with one final bit of information, the exact global positioning satellite coordinates for our home address. This way, he could pinpoint our location by scientific means, directing the healing energies precisely to the proper persons at the correct address clear across the country, from Eugene, Oregon USA to Buffalo, New York USA! The same energy that flows in an infinite cycle between the two Raphael prints in my home, then started cycling between Oregon and New York, and back again. This continues until the magician decides it must stop, because it is no longer needed.

 

Angelic Evocation: Raphael Visits The Family of Frater Kentroversy

Upon returning from the frame shop, I began making final preparations for the ritual later that night. Upon the altar, I placed my wand, dagger, pantacle, incense, Abramelin oil, brass Tibetan Singing Bowl, and my own grimoire, which contained the instructions on the steps required for evocation and proper activation of Raphael's angelic energies. The Tibetan Singing Bowl is used as a bell, and it is with this instrument that I create the knocks at the various points throughout the various rituals I perform. If you have never heard one of these bowls, you are missing out on one of the universe's greatest harmonic treats! It is a truly beautiful sound! This was going to be an excellent night, I thought to myself, as I examined the Raphael artwork under the candlelight. In Nemo, here was someone I barely knew, but nonetheless, I was deeply moved by such a genuine and loving gesture. 

We began at eleven o'clock that night, because Raphael is the ruler of that hour of the night, and the ritual lasted forty minutes total. Just before we started, I placed a large Salvia Divinorum leaf in my mouth to chew. By the time I had arrived at the evocation part of the ritual, I was under the influence of the Diviner's Sage. The artwork danced and pulsated, as Raphael's flames sprung to life. I had the artwork laid flat, on top of my pantacle --- sandwiched between the pantacle on one side was my Enochian Tablet of Union on the bottom, sitting face up upon the altar.

For those that have never heard of the Enochian Tablet of Union before, allow me to briefly explain what it is. In the table below, the Enochian Tablet of Union is duplicated. Reading horizontally, we find four names representing the spirits of the elements: Exarp = Spirit of Air, Hcoma = Spirit of Water, Nanta = Spirit of Earth, and Bitom = Spirit of Fire. I have worded these in a slightly different manner than the way they usually appear, and this was in an attempt to make the spirits contained within the tablet easier to understand for the person unfamiliar with magick.

This tablet represents the first stage of magickal manifestation, and as I discussed in the first part of this instruction, it is the idea (or spirit) that represents that first stage of manifestation. Just as the will represents the first stage of manifestation for the magician, the spirit of the unborn child represents the first stage in the physical manifestation of a human being, such as the case with my wife and son. In its' use, the magician projects this tablet and imagines himself standing in the very middle of the tablet --- and by natural extension, the entire universe --- between the O in Hcoma and the second N in Nanta.

This is the true etymological genesis of the term centering oneself.

 

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Table 1 - Enochian Tablet of Union

 

Under the candlelight, the most interesting thing occurred. With the flicker of the candles, the colors of Raphael's body seemed to leap from the page, just as if it were the center of the dancing flame of a hearth fire. With the ChromaDepth 3D glasses that were included with the prints, this dancing flame effect intensified to a considerable degree. This also represented the earliest sign that the evocation was beginning to raise Raphael. The success of Nemo's artwork is due to the layer upon layer of magick, love, healing, and symbology that was infused into the design elements of this piece of artwork. I asked Nemo about what type of a symbol reference library he keeps, and he replied with the following:

"I'm a symbol hound. At my highest point I could (short-term) memorize about 250-350 Japanese characters in about an hour or less, plus I've got a degree in religion, so I've got a lot of cosmograms in my head (one of my specialties was Gnostic Christianity). I have several books here and I just go through them as a connection arises or if I need something new, I just Google it."

This is interesting, as Nemo has several prints available of his representations of Kanji symbols for fire, hemp, and wind. He also has a wonderful print of the Hindu symbol representing the almighty mantra Aum. I would really recommend that the reader check out the unique artwork of Nemo, as it is like nothing else you have never seen! Nemo can be located at the two websites:  

 

One other item that I use in my magick rituals was a favorite of the ancient Egyptians, and this is wine soaked with the sacred Blue Lotus (Nymphaea Caerulea), which is crushed and added to a favorite red wine. The Blue Lotus wine is used for ritual use only, and not for drinking with dinner. This is because I wish to treat it with the same respect as was given by the ancient Egyptians. The crushed Blue Lotus looks kind of like a wheat-colored herbal tea. The recipe is five grams of crushed Blue Lotus per one-liter bottle of your favorite red wine, minus half of one glass (about 150 ml.) removed, which is required to enable the proper amount of Blue Lotus to fit into the bottle. After the Blue Lotus is added and mixed, re-cork the bottle and let it chill in the refrigerator for one week to ten days before use.

The effect that the Blue Lotus has on the wine is to vastly amplify the effect of the alcohol content. It gives it a much greater effect, which is similar to what one experiences when comparing the higher alcohol content in the beers and ales of Canada with the much lower alcohol content of their American counterparts, which are usually 50-66% less potent than similar Canadian products. With this type of additive, the wine thus becomes a soporific drink, which simply means that the combination makes the drinker extremely relaxed and a bit sleepy. This potion is then used during the ritual, and combined with the other intoxicants that I use during these ceremonies, leaves myself and the other ritual participants with a feeling of intense relaxation.

As to the question as to where one can purchase this favored flower of the ancient Egyptians, a simple Internet search of the term Blue Lotus (Nymphaea Caerulea) will turn up several merchants that offer this substance. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend any of them, because this substance may not be legal in all countries. However, if the interested reader would perform a simple Internet search, they can easily discover the legality and availability in their area of the world. Incidentally, the ancient Egyptian god that was associated with the Blue Lotus was Nefertem, the god of perfume. In Pyramid Text 266, Nefertem is referred to as "the lotus blossom which is before the nose of Ra." Nefertem is usually depicted with a Lotus blossom on his head.

As far as some of the other herbs and potions that are appropriate for ritual use, the reader can use Abramelin Oil (the incense without smoke), Ayahuasca Tea, Salvia Divinorum, or the sacred magic mushroom. As always, the reader should perform careful research on any alternative substance used. In fact, any magick reference library that is of any real and lasting value will contain several books on the proper use of these substances and potions. If it is the first time such substances are being used, an experienced guide should accompany the neophyte throughout the entire ritual. As with the use of any mind-altering drug, the reader is cautioned to observe the rules regarding dosage, set, and setting. This will ensure that the experience is safe and productive for everyone involved.

The protection ritual as published in Maybe Quarterly # 01 was once again performed, with the exception of the evocation prayers reprinted below. As I do with many of the rituals, I inject my own writing and communicative abilities into the ritual. Beyond personalizing the ritual, doing my own writing helps me to better understand the principles at work. When doing writing of this nature, I place myself into a light trance. While in this trance, I commune with the energy I am trying to contact. Next, I write down whatever message I am given in the form of writing that is called automatic writing. This is the same process that Aleister Crowley undertook when he received The Book of the Law from Aiwaz on April 8, 9, and 10, 1904 --- and the writing always comes fast, furious, and usually without error. Such spiritual communication always includes information previously unknown to me, and later verification of this information has always proven it to be correct and accurate. Automatic writing was the method also used in the successful Conversations With God book series by Neale Donald Walsch.

In the case of the Archangel Raphael evocation, the evocation prayer was inserted into the ritual in the position previously held by Archangel Michael. The two sections were merely swapped, and in Michael's place was now Raphael. This was also the case with the other evocations implemented. I will once again state that the structure of my own rituals must always contain twelve sections, and the reason for this is because of the sum of the individual numbers: 7 + 4 + 1 = 12. Because of this, great care has to be taken to assure that this 7 4 1 structure is always maintained. While I can say with no hesitation that 741 is the Qabalistic number of Kentroversy, this is not an appropriate forum to discuss or reveal the method of unlocking the secret keys to my power as a magician. This has to be kept secret for reasons of self-protection, and it is my hope that the reader understands the many reasons for this desire.

Here is the evocation prayer that was used to summon and activate Raphael, one that I wrote myself:

 

"Raphael, we call unto you; holy angel of protection and healing,

We bow to your revealing, and of watching over the child.

We pay respect unto thee, and we will always honor your name,

As you break out into flame, leaping from the mind of dear brother Nemo.

 

We activate the power and the glory of your name,

We accept your protection, just as Nemo has done the same.

We cycle your energy through our hearts,

In order to give the child a loving start,

And to send it back from whence it came.

 

Raphael, we pay you respect and honor,

At the beginning and ending of each day.

Raphael, we bow at the marvel and wonder,

of your work; as we follow, you lead the way.

 

Protect us as we travel in the sunlight,

Protect us as we ritual by the moonlight.

Protect the child as he passes from his world unto our own.

Protect us all as we begin this new phase together, yet alone.

 

Raphael, we thank you for your power,

As you protect us each day by the hour.

We accept Nemo's gift of protection and love,

Just as we accept Raphael's power that comes from above.

 

Ah, woman! Ah, child! All mercy; meek and mild!

While others bemoan the universal mystery,

We thank you and praise you, for protecting the child,

And for letting him see the things he needs to see.

 

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law,

Love is the law, love under will,

So mote it be!"

 

© 2005 Frater Kentroversy

All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 

If the reader counts the number of lines in the above evocation, they will find twenty-eight lines, in seven stanzas. Again, twenty-eight follows the numeric structure as discussed above, because 7 x 4 x 1 = 28. The consistency of this numerological signature is important, as with the entire subject of magick, the deeper something is layered, the greater chance for success of the operation. This reinforcement helps the underlying structure, as my magicians' mind is trained with the knowledge of the meaning of the 7 4 1 signature. The more deeply I imbed my own magickal signature into either ritual or my tools, such as my Amethyst wand, lamen, pantacle, and sigil, the more useful those tools become.

This, in turn, makes me more powerful and more successful as a magician.

   

Astrological Personality Menu?

As soon as we became pregnant, I immediately began thinking about ways we could influence the personality development of the baby. The instant the Rose Quartz Woman knew she was pregnant, I boldly pronounced that I knew it was going to be a boy. Even though, at 35, we were told that she was of advanced maternal age, I still knew it was going to be a boy. Even with my own age being 43, and men of such age usually father girls, I still knew it was going to be a boy.

How did I know?

Simple, I asked for the spirit of a boy to grace us with his love.

The solution for this was ultimately found in the magick library, under the subject of astrology. Even though I am only beginning serious study of astrology, I immediately recognized the importance and potential of data from this area. Intuitively, it seemed like the answer to the personality development of the child would somehow involve astrology. I knew this as deeply and firmly as I knew we were going to have a boy.

The Astrologer

In August 2002, I had an astrologer create three reports. I purposely used an astrologer who was outside of this entire area of the country, and had no chance of knowing either of us personally. I wanted this to be a completely blind test, with neither of us knowing one another. The woman I hired was located in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. I spoke to her by phone and by e-mail. We had never met, and she did not know what either of us looked like, nor did she know anything of our interests, or details of our life together. I selected her because she was board-certified by the American Federation of Astrologers.

I never would have become interested in astrology as a method of protection; if it hadn't been for all those news reports over the years about first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan, and Hillary Clinton scheduling important events and meetings upon the advice of their personal astrologers. Nancy Reagan has even stated publicly that the success of her husband's presidency was because of astrological considerations. Here was a reputable and invaluable tool that was being used by high-level politicians to help them make their most important decisions, while the general public is relegated to the 1-900 television astrologers and mystic scam artists. The training these telephone workers receive has nothing to do with astrology, but how to keep all callers on the phone as long as possible, as the meter quietly ticks away at $4.95 or more per minute. Astrology, to most people, is only the tiny horoscopes printed toward the back of the daily newspaper.

Before I continue onward with this astrological analysis, allow me to introduce you to the two primary reference books that I have in my own library. These two books, I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who is interested in learning more about astrology. These two books are encyclopedic in their presentation, and they explain how the entire process works. The first book is called Parker's Astrology, and was written by Julia & Derek Parker. Referred to on the front cover as "The definitive guide to using astrology in every aspect of your life," this book explains everything the beginner student needs to know about and understand. Broken down into five sections, this book in its' 496 pages, explains in great detail, the entire system and how it all works. More information about these two books can be found in the bibliography section of this essay.

This book shows the reader everything; beginning with the basics, with step-by-step instructions on how to draw one's own charts. Advanced techniques are explained in easy to understand language, and in using these books, I have never felt that I was being dealt with in a condescending manner. In the section Astrology in Action, the system is interpolated into common life situations, with full explanation of how the planetary bodies affect human behavior and personality. The longest section of the book is The Planets at Work, and in its' 150+ pages, every planet is discussed in relation to the affect they have on human behavior. The fifth and final section contains the reference charts needed to calculate the individual charts. This series of reference charts contains reference material from 1921 to 2012. If the reader is interested in astrology, this is the book I would most like to recommend, and this is because of its' encyclopedic content and approach.

The necessary companion to Parker's Astrology, is their own Sun & Moon Signs book. On the back cover, it says the following about this excellent book: "Explore all the Sun signs and their physical, rational, and emotional characteristics. Discover the conflicting and complementary effect of the Moon on each of the twelve signs." We have all heard news stories about how crimes and suicides increase during the times of the full moon. This is because the human body is 70% water, and just as the sun and moon affect the ocean tides, these two heavenly bodies have a similar effect on all humans and their behavior.

Parker's Sun & Moon Signs book is set up in a different manner from their astrology reference, as described above. Here, each of the twelve sun signs are presented in order, along with each of the twelve moon signs presented within each section. In the back of the book are the master moon-sign charts, which trace births between 1923 and 2000. It is interesting to note that my own Sun sign is Sagittarius, and my Moon sign is Gemini. This Sagittarius-Gemini configuration means that I was born under the influence of a full-moon. The Rose Quartz Woman's Sun sign is Leo and her Moon sign just so happens to be Pisces, the sign under which our son will be born. Under each section of the Sun & Moon Signs book, each sign is broken down into the following components: introduction, myths & legends, symbolism, physical profile, personality profile, aspirations, health, leisure activities enjoyed, love, and at home. After these descriptions, is a rather large section entitled The Moon & You. This section features all twelve signs, and breaks them down in the following manner; self-expression, romance, well-being, planning ahead, and parenthood.   

While I cannot go into every detail about the astrological traits of Sagittarius (the Mage) and Leo (the Rose Quartz Woman), I will briefly describe some of the most intriguing elements that are found in these two books mentioned immediately above. After these descriptive explanations, I will then detail some of the comments that the Astrologer made about us from our birth-chart information and compatibility data.

Again, I wish to emphasize that this information was startlingly accurate!

Astrological Components of Sagittarius

  Thursday, November 23, 1961 10:30am, Buffalo, NY USA  

·       Sun Sign = Sagittarius

·       Moon Sign = Gemini (Full Moon)

·       Ruling Planet = Jupiter

·       Ruling Angel = Michael

·       Day of Week = Thursday

 

Sagittarians are said to be perpetual students, and this is certainly true of myself. I have taken many years and much money to put together a formidable reference library here in my own home. These reference titles represent wide-ranging interests in many disparate subject areas: metaphysics, ontology, world religions, mythology, magick, untold or hidden world history, and general reference dictionaries and encyclopedias on many subjects and disciplines. The acquisition of knowledge has been a life-long pursuit, and I am self-taught in a number of areas. Many people throughout my entire life have stated that this makes me an extremely interesting conversationalist.

Sagittarians are also known to have non-conformist personalities, with special emphasis on truth and justice. This has been a part of my own personality since as far back as I can remember. All throughout my school years, this unconformity had gotten me into trouble on a frequent and regular basis. When I finally came to the realization that school was more closely related to societal conditioning and not the teaching of usable real-life knowledge, I was able to confound both my teachers and the school principal. On February 27, 2005, Maybe Logic Academy member Metachor posted the following comment about the true goal of public education, in response to public comments Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates had made about the American public school system being broken:

"I work as a high-school teacher in Virginia, as does one of my parents. We both agree with [Bill] Gates on this issue: public high school in America was never intended to prepare children for college. The original goal of the founders of American public education was to produce good factory workers who would obediently follow orders to carry out simple tasks."

 

Sagittarians have a love of books and teaching, and anyone who visits my home will immediately recognize this as being especially true for me as well. Among the 3,000+ books in my personal library, I have a collection of rare editions of the work of authors Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Douglas Adams, among others. My own desire to collect rare books is also evident in my magick library, where I have made considerable effort to collect original printings of important books. Perhaps the most-prized piece of my entire magick library is a copy of the infamous Blue Equinox. This single book cost several hundred dollars, but it was certainly worth having because it completed the entire collection of Equinox volumes. For those readers who are unfamiliar with The Equinox, it was the magick journal published personally by Aleister Crowley, and was described by him as "the encyclopedia of initiation."

My interest in teaching has manifested itself in the regular classes that I hold in my home regarding the practice of magick. Interestingly, the Sagittarian centaur was at one time in the past, a symbol of the teaching profession. The primary motivation for my teaching of magick was my belief that the sacred mysteries must become available to the general public to see proper spiritual ascension for all on this planet. It is very troubling to me that there exists the ideology known as intellectual fascism, which is an ideology held by the global elite, that everyone outside of their own wealth and influence do not deserve to have access to this secret spiritual knowledge and its' associated teachings.

Sagittarians special love of writing and publishing is a natural extension of their love of books. This is especially true of my own life experience. This was why during the mid-1980's to the mid-1990's, I was self-employed in my own commercial printing business. Men who work in the commercial printing industry often comment about how they have ink in their veins instead of blood. Over the years, I have heard this comment many times, as it is an in-joke to those in this particular profession. To expand their knowledge and encourage others to do the same is a powerful motivation for those of us born under this sign. Leadership is also a Sagittarian trait, and in my own case, the leadership role I played in the development of the very publication you are now reading is further evidence of this interest and motivation. Sagittarians are known to be natural leaders, and in the development of the Maybe Quarterly from an idea to a final finished product, I played the role of lead organizer. For my efforts, I have worked as founding editor of the publication, something that brings me much pleasure and gratification. I am very proud of this accomplishment, especially given that it occurred at a time of great uncertainty in my personal life.

In the Parker's Sun & Moon Signs book (pg. 418), it states that "there are, however, certain types of Sagittarian who are attracted almost exclusively to either physical or mental activities." This is also accurate, as my closest friend is also a Sagittarian, and while I harbor 99% mental interests, he leans heavily in the physical direction, as he is a licensed massage therapist. On this same page, it states that "there are the bookish types who do not care for anything resembling physical exercise." This is very interesting, as it describes me to a large degree.

Because I was born on a Thursday, and Sagittarius is the ruling sign of that day, this means that I received the purest form of Sagittarian energy. While for others born under this sign, the psychological factors are mere fascinations, for me, they are extreme compulsions. I could not do things any differently than I am currently, and this is because of the influence of that purest form of Sagittarian energy. This matter will be discussed further in the section where my astrological report is presented in excerpted form.

 

Astrological Components of Leo

Sunday, August 17, 1969 4:15pm, Buffalo, NY USA  

·       Sun Sign = Leo

·       Moon Sign = Libra

·       Ruling Planet = Sun

·       Ruling Angel = Hamaliel

·       Day of Week = Sunday

 

The Rose Quartz Woman shared her birthday month with my father; his birthday was on August 14th and hers falls on August 17th. This equates to an extraordinary coincidence, as it represents the 7 4 1 signature. While the Rose Quartz Woman is a Leo I can get along with, my father was a Leo with whom I could not get along at all. The Rose Quartz Woman fits the typical Leo profile; she has a non-stop work ethic, and it is extremely difficult to get her to sit down and take a break. She has a warm and enthusiastic personality, which makes her very popular at work. Exercise takes a very high-priority in her life, and one of the things I dearly miss are the daily walks we used to take together on the beach along the shores of Lake Erie. Since a serious hit-and-run landed me in a wheelchair, my current life is a pale imitation of what it once was.

Yet another coincidence is the internal organ that relates to Leo, which is the heart. The Rose Quartz Woman just so happens to be a registered nurse, and she works on the telemetry unit in one of the local hospitals in our area. Telemetry is a heart specialist floor, and she has explained to me that the patients who end up on her floor aren't sick enough to be placed into the Cardiac Care Unit, but are too ill to be placed on a general medicine floor.   

Because she was born on a Sunday, and Leo is the ruling sign of that day, this means that the Rose Quartz Woman received the purest form of Leonine energy. While for others born under this sign, the psychological factors are mere fascinations, for her, they are extreme compulsions. She could not do things any differently than she is currently, and this is because of the influence of that purest form of Leonine energy. This matter will be discussed further in the section where her astrological report is presented in excerpted form.

As has just been outlined, both Paula and I were born under the separate conditions that involved the purest forms of Leonine and Sagittarian energy. This has created a very interesting dynamic in our relationship. In our own way, we both possess a forceful will, which manifests as a whirlwind of energy when we are both on the same page. However, when we disagree, we can both be stubborn and consistent in our respective worldviews. On the important things, we are philosophically compatible. We both wanted the best protection for our son, especially as this was something that we both thought we would never experience in this lifetime. However, the birth of Anthony Owen gave us yet another reason to prove the doctors wrong.

And, it brought us great pleasure to do so yet again.

 

 

The Three Astrological Reports

With tremendous curiosity, I contacted the astrologer, and gave her our birthdates and times, as well as the location (city, state, and country) of our births. About a week later, a fat envelope appeared in our mailbox. Inside, were three reports: 

  • KDB Natal Chart and Merlin Report (11/23/61 Sagittarius - 10:30am Buffalo, NY USA)  
  • PJB Natal Chart and Merlin Report (08/17/69 Leo - 4:15pm Buffalo, NY USA)  
  • KDB and PJB Compatibility Report (the above info combined in a single chart)

 

The first report features what is called a natal chart, which is based on the date, exact time, and location of the individual's birth. One chart and its' accompanying report is created for each person. This natal birth chart is part of something called a Merlin Report. This report contains information on many aspects of one's personality, which are broken down into ten sections. These sections break the personality down into its' base characteristics, such as; general personality traits, approach to life, appearance to others, true motivations, mental interests and abilities, emotions, romance, drive and ambition, growth and expansion, difficult challenges, originality and imagination, and generational influences of your age group. Each report is custom, and this information is extremely specific. I was surprised by how close they were to describing the two of us, both separately and as a couple.

The third report featured a compatibility chart of our relationship, which was based upon the date, time, and location of our births. The two individual natal birth charts are overlaid upon each other, providing a composite of the relationship. We had met and have been together since July 8, 1988. By 2002, we had been together for fourteen years. These reports were absolutely stunning in their accuracy! While it is outside the scope of this essay to fully describe how astrology works, I will describe some of the basics, as well as directing you to two separate books that are authoritative and indispensable guides to system of astrology. 

The two reports of our births described both of our personalities to a degree that was at once awesome and a little spooky.

For instance, my birthday is Thursday, November 23rd, which means I was born under the sun sign of Sagittarius, the ruling sign of Thursday. In addition, my moon sign is Gemini, and that means that I was born under the energy of the full moon. The end-result of this set of circumstances is that the energy is more pure, and so is the angelic energy. The angel of Thursday 10:00-11:00am is Michael, who has been a productive force in my own life. Because of Michael ruling over the hour of the day on which I was born, Michael was selected as the angel of protection for both parents, as well as the child.

Sagittarians are known to be perpetual students and lovers of books and knowledge. The most prominent aspect of my home are the many books on all types of subjects, that can be found literally in every room. When we purchased our home seven years ago, my goal was to create a world-class reference library, and now I can say that I was successful in achieving that lofty goal. Knowledge to me is better than either sex or drugs, and it has been a primary motivation throughout my entire life. There is, however, one type of knowledge that I crave more than any other. This is the knowledge which involves or leads to spiritual ascension. My entire adult life has been spent researching the very body of knowledge that has been secreted away behind the esoteric veil of the various Mystery Schools.

 

Frater Kentroversy's Astrological Report (excerpts)

The following are a few of the individual statements that were made in my natal birth chart and Merlin report. I was impressed by the degree of accuracy within this report, as when I sat down and introspectively examined the report's statements, I discovered many familiar aspects of my life and modes of personality that were discussed within the pages of the report:

"You are rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even something of a cynic. Often the world doesn't seem like a safe, friendly place to you, and you tend to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner."

"You are pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning your moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. You are willing to work long and persistently for what you want ..."

" ... you feel there is much to be gained by studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor is often your guide in life, and you in turn develop a great deal of hard-earned wisdom which you like to impart to younger people." 

"You have a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to your personality."

"Overeating, especially sweets, can be a problem for you."

"You are an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to take the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one."

"Leading groups and classes are areas where you really shine and express your creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger societal impact of individual actions is natural to you."

"You also have an instinctive rapport with animals, and you feel that you relate better to them than to people."

"Communications is likely to be an important aspect of the work you do."

"You have a strong mystical and idealistic bent, and you are strongly attracted to metaphysical and spiritual topics. You are attracted to those people who have artistic or mystical inclinations."

"You are very thorough and are likely to commit yourself to some type of study or research work. Not very talkative, you try to avoid contact with others as much as possible and prefer to do your work in seclusion or solitude."

"You are inclined to suffer states of melancholy or depression. You may choose a profession where you are your own boss."

"If you are ever betrayed. You are capable of hating with as much force and intensity as you once loved."

"You are definitely 'upwardly mobile' in a spiritual sense."

"You are a team player and work well in collaboration with others who share your goals, ideals, and intentions. You can coordinate group efforts and inspire people to work toward a shared goal."

"You have a powerful will and when you want something, you persue it passionately and relentlessly until you achieve it."

"Your attunement to the intangible or unseen world is very strong. Thus, your drive and ambitions in life are apt to be colored by your subtle awareness, your mystical or intuitive sensitivity. You also have the ability to "channel" healing or inspirational messages."

"You have an aptitude for research work, or any field that involves digging beneath the surface for the hidden elements. An interest in psychology, hypnosis, and utilizing subconscious forces may well be a key factor in your career."

"You can't seem to help occasionally injecting a bit of controversy, or rebelling against the well-established order of things."

"You are a person of great depth and have a deep interest in the hidden side of life. Issues and experiences that others shun, you are drawn to and compelled to examine. Death is also an area you are fascinated with and may explore in detail."

"You have the gift of sudden foreboding and your hunches are usually right. You also may have an interest in psychic phenomena."

"You often feel a sense of hopelessness and despair about the world's condition."

 

Frater K .'. D .'. B .'. Conclusion:

Every single statement above describes my personality to a very accurate degree. It has been known since a very early age that I harbored psychic ability. When I became an adult, I studied in tremendous detail how to develop these skills. I have studied at Lily Dale, which is a spiritualist community sixty-miles south of Buffalo, New York USA. I have also studied two separate types of remote viewing; one that is used by the Pentagon and the military of the USA, and spiritual remote viewing, which is sponsored by the Prophecy Research Institute.

It is my personally held belief that if we are able to first collect the proper and correct data, then we will be better equipped to make intelligent decisions about our lives, and the outside forces influencing them. This is especially important with the coming political manipulations which are leading up to 2012. I will be better equipped to make intelligent decisions to protect my family, if and only if, I have an idea of what is really going on, and not the pabulum that is being force fed to the ignorant masses through Lucifer's Dream Box, which is how the late comedian and political commentator Bill Hicks used to refer to the television sets that we all have in multiple rooms within our homes.

 

The Rose Quartz Woman's Astrological Report (excerpts)

The Rose Quartz Woman was born on Sunday, August 17th, under the sun sign of Leo, the ruling sign of Sunday. The angel of Sunday is Michael, and this is the reason why Michael was invoked as protector of the mother, the pregnancy, and of the child.

Here are some of the astrological comments that were made about the Rose Quartz Woman in her report:

"You are a firey individual, filled with tremendous passion and zest for life. You thrive in situations where there is energy, excitement, action, movement, dynamism and drama."

"You inspire others with your generous spirit, your idealism, spark, and joie de virve."

"You come across as a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if you cannot sit still. You tend to stay perpetually busy, and find handiwork of some kind to be soothing."

"Doing something well and being respected for it is very important to you."

"You are actually very dependent on the affirmation, love, and recognition of others. You cannot bear to be unnoticed or underappreciated."

"You are also immensely loyal and will defend your loved ones and stand by them to the end --- as long as they never offend your pride or betray your trust."

"You have a philosophical turn of mind and are concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life."

"You are warm-hearted, kind, generous, and very popular. Your happy feelings rub off onto others and everyone enjoys being with you."

"You are interested in anything secret and mysterious."

"You could make an excellent psychotherapist, uncovering the deeper causes and roots of a person's emotional and physical problems. You are drawn to esoteric studies and the development of unusual mental powers. Stories of mystery, intrigue, and espionage fascinate you."

"You work well with the public and have an instinct for what the public wants and will respond to. Providing and caring for others in a professional capacity is very likely."

"Overeating, especially sweets, can be a problem for you."

"You tend to get distracted by having too many things going at once."

"You would never be happy in a quiet, sit-down job."

"Setbacks, obstructions, or delays can be expected. However, this will not stop you and may ultimately be a 'blessing in disguise.'"

"You can easily lose sight of the big picture, and of what is working."

"You tend to see traditional religion as restrictive, meaningless ritual with little to offer you, and you are eager to experiment with alternate pathways."

"You are compassionate and extremely sensitive to the emotional tones in the atmosphere surrounding you, you are naturally 'psychic' or able to sense and understand much about a person without talking to them or knowing them consciously at all. You are deeply interested in the hidden realms of life and the afterlife. Your powerful sensitivity may also remain latent or repressed through much of your life and then be fully awakened in adulthood."

"You persevere in your work, but, you want to do too much at a time and need to learn to relax."

 

 Soror R .'. Q .'. W .'. Conclusion:

 The reader should have immediately noticed several statements in the above that reflect a common thread running through the lives of both Frater Kentroversy and his Rose Quartz Woman. Astrological considerations lie somewhere outside of physical attraction, and ultimately, it was these outside forces that determined the true nature of the relationship --- in intellectual, physical, and spiritual terms.

Some people wish to write this off as mere coincidence, however, I wish to remind you that, just as the sun and moon affect the tides in the oceans, they also affect the cycles within the physical body system. As the human body is 70% water, it is the mystical secrets of astrology that have been withheld from the knowledge of the general public, namely that we are just as affected by the sun and moon, as are the oceans of this planet.

Consider this: The closest planetary bodies to Earth are Venus (42 million kilometers) and Mars (75 million kilometers) at the closest points of their respective orbits. If something that far away has a measurable effect on human personality and behavior, then can we agree that the general public has been lied to about the true nature and function of astrology?

 

Frater Kentroversy and Rose Quartz Woman Compatibility Report (excerpts) 

In the above excerpts, the reader can easily see in which areas my wife and I are compatible. We are both deeply committed to our own work, and have a drive and work-ethic that is full of energy and virtually unstoppable. Especially interesting were the comments made about our individual careers. The astrologer was never aware of the writing and publishing projects I have worked on, and yet she referred to these matters over and over again throughout the report. Likewise, she was never aware of the Rose Quartz Woman working as a Registered Nurse, and still, she made many comments about her desire to always help people.

The compatibility report was the most interesting of all, as in the eleven pages of this report, the astrologer made a total of seventy-two separate statements that describe our partnership as friends, lovers, and as the leaders of our spiritual family. If I may explain what I mean by the phrase spiritual family, it is that group of people who share our own spiritual journey, and these people are almost never members of our own birth families. While we might feel an obligation to our birth family out of the burden of guilt and the feeling of being in debt, this cannot be said for those of our spiritual family.

Spiritual family is composed of those who share our own unique path, and they make themselves known by their intense and unrelenting curiosity. They appear in our lives at the time when it seems like we are at our loneliest and most depressed. They ask questions out of a sincere desire to know us better. They stay to help clean-up after the big celebrations, and they offer their own help out of love and not out of the expectation of how their gesture will be reciprocated. This group of people is always small, but offers abundant encouragement, energy, and love. This type of relationship is multitudes deeper than one might share with their drinking and watching the ballgame buddies.

When I had arrived at the most uncertain part of my life, I began to look at the various relationships in my life in a much different manner. I began to look at my birth-family as just "the people who share my last name." This was after my father's five marriages, my mother's nervous breakdown after my father permanently damaged her self-esteem, and after the bitter disappointment of my cousins' associating themselves with the Illuminati. These events (and others like them) helped me to look upon family in a more pragmatic, yet cynical, way. Throughout my entire childhood, the ones who delivered the greatest disappointment were always family members.

The Rose Quartz Woman has a very friendly and cheerful personality, and this makes her very popular with her co-workers and patients. She is extremely knowledgeable about her career, and works very hard to make her patients understand that they are in good hands with her expert care. As I myself have been a professional patient for forty-three years, I recognize Paula to be one of the three best nurses I have ever seen in my entire life. However, there are some issues that hinder her chances for an even greater success in life.  

With us as a couple, we have been told that we have a powerful infinitely-cycling energy that circulates between us. Over the seventeen years we have been together, we have run into a few instances where people could not be around us because of the intensity of this energy. In both of these incidents, the person was a dishonest type, and there is no tolerance for dishonesty, in my opinion and in my practice.

Here are some of the comments that were made in our astrological compatibility report:

"Kent helps Paula from getting stuck in a rut, introducing new ideas and experiences that Paula enjoys."

"Difficult situations or problems that arise between you are likely to be dealt with logically and with an attempt to be equitable and fair."

"Paula is more personal, more interested in people and human situations, while Kent is simply interested in ideas and will talk about anything at all! You appreciate each other very much as friends, in addition to the romantic interest you have in each other."

"When you aren't emotionally fulfilled, you are both apt to turn to food, especially sweets or 'comfort foods' to fill the need."

"At your finest, you can both be very loving and giving. But at your worst, you can be very infantile and spoiled."

"A lot of 'mothering' will take place between you, taking turns caring for and allowing each other to be cared for."

"Although your tastes and references are often completely opposite from each other, you love and admire each other very deeply."

"Facing the dark, painful, or serious side of life is a focus in your relationship."

"Paula is a stabilizing force in Kent's life, and offers steady, quiet support when Kent is in need. Paula may help build a firm foundation and long-term security for Kent's life. It is easy for you to be committed to one another, both as friends and as lovers."

"You appreciate each others' creative interests and encourage each other to pursue original, creative activities. Kent especially feels freer and less inhibited by being with Paula."

"Stimulating, interesting conversations are frequent. The case of communication and your complementary interests make your conversations enjoyable and enlightening."

"There is a beautiful flow of love between you."

"You inspire, inflame, vitalize, and energize one another and you can accomplish much together."    

"A disinterest for one another's family, heritage, or traditions is also a possibility."

"In this relationship, the spiritual or soul-needs take precedence over the practical or material concerns."

"Together, the two of you will confront some of the most severe difficulties of your entire lives. A painful loss, and/or very stressful, oppressing circumstances will test you to the limits. While these circumstances might appear unjust or cruel, it would be best if you do not resist. Salvage what is good, and as graciously as possible, relinquish what is being taken from your lives."

"The two of you will go through profound and radical changes. You will experience unavoidable turmoil and upheaval, but ultimately, it will be very liberating."

"Yours is an intellectual relationship. Exchanging thoughts, studying together, sharing information, talking and bantering, turning one another on to new books or ideas, sparking one another's curiosity and interest in the world --- all of these are important aspects of your relationship."

"Others may find it difficult to be together with you when you are together."

"There will be an increasing tendency towards simplifying your lives, eliminating waste, and trying in real, small ways to live your ideals. Finding a form or structure or some concrete expression of your spirituality is a part of it. While not a particularly exciting or glamorous or romantic aspect of your relation ship, it provides quiet, inner-satisfaction, and must be considered an asset for the two of you."

"Kent helps Paula in very practical, tangible ways. Even if Kent is not particularly wealthy, circumstances are likely to arise where Kent is able to provide Paula with material benefits and practical assistance."

"One effect this relationship has on both of you is to change your philosophical, political, or spiritual beliefs. This is especially true if your relationship is a long-term serious one. Whatever your spiritual and political beliefs are when this relationship started, they will continue to evolve and change as long as you are together. There is also a good chance that you will become a dynamic team for a progressive cause."

"You are able to share your feelings, interests, and yearnings with an unusual degree of openness and honesty. It is likely that you enjoy discussing at length, your feelings and thoughts about literature, the arts, and psychology. These conversations are invariably mutually stimulating, interesting, and harmonious. It is possible that you will work together in a successful business enterprise or creative undertaking."

 

KDB and PJB Conclusion:

The one comment that we keep hearing over and over again from people who do not know one another, is that there is a powerful energy that is created when we are together in the same physical space. Many have commented on this, and a few have even been unable to tolerate its' intensity. This is one of those instances where the sum is more powerful than its' individual components.

 

Our Love Was Written In The Stars

On the night of our very first meeting, I was told that I had met the young woman who would later become my wife and life partner. We met at a party held by someone neither of us knew, and had only met that evening. In fact, the host of that party had told me that he was only going to be a part of our lives for a short while, and that very thing happened. As soon as we had gotten together, the man who created the circumstance for us to meet, had disappeared and was no longer able to be contacted. This bothered me, as we had become close friends in the short time we had known one another. But then, I started thinking about the cosmic order of things. Through that perspective, I was better able to understand why it had to be that way.

On the night we met, Paula and I were reading the exact same book, Watchers by Dean Koontz. Not only were we reading the same book, but we both kept that book in the same exact place; on the headboard of our respective beds, on the right-hand side as if one was laying in bed and not merely looking at it from across the room (in that case it would have been on the left side). We were also on the same exact page, which contained the 7 4 1 signature --- the first of hundreds of examples that have occurred throughout our entire seventeen year relationship. It was page 147. Additionally, this was the only book either of us had ever read by this author, either before or since!

Neither of us had known anyone at the party on the night we met, including the host. I had only met him earlier in the day, but otherwise I didn't know him at all. There were several other coincidences on that night, such as when Paula pulled out a cigarette, she noticed that the lighter I had in my pocket was a replica of the very brand of cigarettes she smoked, which was Salem Slim Lights. The lighter was a promotional item, which I was given by someone during the July 4th weekend of a few days earlier.

There were many other coincidences, as well. 

In the spring of 1984, I had a tarot card reading from an older lady that I knew from commuting between my suburban home to my office in downtown Buffalo, New York USA. Her name was Joan, and she advised me after I had just been dumped by a girlfriend whom I thought I loved and with whom I wanted to spend the rest of my life. I was horribly depressed, and I began drinking heavily in an attempt to deal with the rejection. In fact, I was abusing alcohol, cocaine, and whatever else I could get my hands on during those times. I was high twenty-four hours a day. I woke up in the morning, smoking a rolled joint before my feet even hit the floor. I went to work stoned on marijuana, but the real fun began after work. I would then drink all night and smoke weed until I passed out.

The next day, I did it all over again --- ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

Among the many things Joan told me that particular afternoon, were the circumstances under which I would meet my true love. Her reading with the Waite-Rider tarot deck revealed to me that I still had to have relationships with two girlfriends. The third woman I met would be The One. However, she also told me that my one true love would be the sister of one of my friends from high school. This confused me and actually fueled my drinking, because the young lady who dumped me in the rudest way possible, and who shall remain nameless, was actually the sister of one of my friends from high school. Thinking I still had a chance, I proceeded to make a fool out of myself for the next few months.

What Joan told me actually did come true, as I am now with the sister of two of my friends from high school. After my tarot card reading, it went down exactly as Joan had said it would. I had two girlfriends over the next four years; Kim H. and Michelle C. --- just as Joan said would happen. By the end of these two relationships, I had grown misogynistic. I openly professed my motto at that time to be: "First me, then you --- maybe," and I had decided that I would probably spend the rest of my life alone.

I began to withdraw into a bottle of Chivas Regal, and in a haze of cloudy memories, and somehow, I continued to interact with the world around me. 

The first few days I had known Paula, she and I had talked at a considerable length about what turned out to be our shared hopes, dreams, goals, values, accomplishments, and desires. As it turned out, she too had gotten sick of all the bullshit men put her through, just as I had gotten sick of all the comments of my past girlfriends telling me that I was too honest, too overwhelming, too intense, and so forth.

I asked her in all sincerity if we could start off by being friends.

She looked at me in a way where I could sense she was trying to comprehend my behavior and my comments. I respected her, and very badly wanted to be with her. I was never a one-night stand type of guy, and even though she sat on my lap for a good part of the night, I had the hands of a gentleman. It was love at first sight, and I was hoping that if I acted like a gentleman, that she would be interested in seeing me again. We took rides out to Lake Erie beach to watch the sunset --- something I have done literally thousands of times in my lifetime.

It was during those times when we both realized that it felt good to be together.

Coincidence, or synchronicity, has been a prevalent aspect of our relationship together. There have been many occurrences of the 7 4 1 signature throughout every part of our life. Let me give you a few examples that relate to our home. This will give you an idea of what I am talking about with these examples. Joan the tarot card reader knew about this, and she told me to watch for unbroken sequences of these numbers in any order, as it would be a signpost either calling to my attention some information, or leading me into a new direction which would ultimately benefit my journey and my spiritual development. When she spoke those words, she did not know that the address of the farm on which I grew up was 11473 Broadway in a Buffalo suburb. There is one other notable thing about this address, which I never understood until long after I had lived there. This is because Paula's maiden family name just so happens to be Broad!

This ongoing phenomena has followed us to our current home.

We closed, or finalized, the purchase of our house on April 17th, which is a 417. Our homeowner's policy contains the 7 4 1 signature as its' policy serial number. The water, natural gas, and electric meters all have the 7 4 1 signature, even though those meters were installed and given their serial numbers when the house was built in 1957. Perhaps most intriguing was the information on the land survey. This document identifies our house address as # 14, the land was farm lot # 17, with the tract # 11, and the row # 7! 

Beyond this, we have credit cards, Paula's driver's license, bank account numbers, safe deposit box numbers, and many other important numbers of our life together which all contain the 7 4 1 signature. When I was recently helping a close friend rebuild her credit, I suggested that the best possible thing she could do was get a secured credit card. When the card came in, it featured a 417 as the first three digits! This not only verified my message, but also reinforced the meaning of that message.

Additionally, when you juxtapose the addresses of my commercial printing business with the number of my home, the 7 4 1 signature once appears. I have already told you that my current house street number is 14. The street address for my commercial printing business was 17 North Main Street in a Buffalo suburb. This is the exact pattern that is found in the August birthdates involving Paula (Aug. 17th) and my father (Aug 14th).

 

Sirius Romance Conclusion:

When we have people come to us and tell us that we are memorable people who have interesting and fascinating things to say, we are reminded that there is much more than physical attraction at play in our relationship. While I am not claiming to be an expert at astrology, I do have a unique opportunity to test the nature versus nurture theory. I do have the unique opportunity to see if we can influence the desired personality traits of our unborn child simply by calling for them.

Magick interests me, ultimately because its' processes involve primarily the mind. Samadhi is the single-most desired goal of yoga, and this is because Samadhi is control of the mind. For those unfamiliar with this term, Samadhi is a state of pure blissful consciousness. In various cultures and religious traditions, Samadhi is also known as; Satori, Enlightenment, Gnosis, Tao, Bliss, Nirvana, and many others. This is the end result of many of the exercises in the beginning magick books, to teach people how to control their mind, and then to extend that control to the world around them. With these magickal protection rituals, we are bringing the entire process full circle.

What was externalized is once again internalized, to be recycled and renewed with the new life we are bringing into the world.     

   

Dates of the Protection Rituals

All of the following dates were selected to experiment with astrology as a method through which the personality of the child can be induced through focused ritual practice and the combined energies of the mother, father, and the godparents. The various dates were selected because of the personality traits associated with the various signs. These dates were also selected because of their approximation to the three trimesters and to the final birth delivery date.

As I stated earlier, I had been getting quite curious about astrology, especially as many of the United States first ladies have used this as part of their decision-making process, most notably, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan, and Hillary Clinton. I already had success in defeating the HIV virus through sheer force of will --- and now I was willing to put nature versus nurture to the test.

The dates of the following protection rituals were selected for two reasons; the first was to coincide with the three trimesters and the birth of our son. The second reason was because these dates included the proper astrological energies that we desired in our child. We were going to see if we could have an effect in helping him to learn faster, become interested in the world because of intellectual curiosity, and grow into an impressive human being. However, for now all we are looking for is a healthy birth.

 

01. Monday, August 30, 2004 (12th week) 

·       Sun in Virgo

·       Ruling Angel = Hamaliel

·       Full Moon in Pisces

·       Birth protector of both parents = Michael

 

Sun & Moon Signs, pgs. 304-305:

Desired Traits - self-confidence, concentration, persistence, intuition, logic, practicality

Undesired Traits - unruly emotions, deceptiveness, worry, over-excitation

 

This was the original ritual, picked because it was the first Pisces full moon several weeks after we found out that we were going to be parents. This ritual was written and prepared by myself, and as such, it harbored a greater intensity. Held during the twelfth week of pregnancy, the opening ritual symbolically referred to the first trimester of growth. In the ritual instruction that appears in Maybe Quarterly # 01, there was a great deal of that ritual that referred to healing, filtering, and protection. Because this was a Piscean full moon, this meant the energy would be purer and at its' strongest. Also, because this was related to birth, the female Luna (Moon) energy was sought, and not the Pisces male Sun energy.

In fact, think about this: the two beginning days of each new calendar week are Sunday and Moonday. The Sun represents the male lingam phallic energy, and is always shown superior to the Moon. The moon itself is female yoni vaginal energy, and is always shown inferior to the Sun. This is the yin and yang of our days --- bright for day, dark for night. An excellent example of this was shown in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, in a 1993 episode entitled Masks. If the reader has access to this show on DVD, I highly recommend watching this episode, as it is quite an excellent example of solar-lunar myth, performed in the style of a Mystery School play, such as Aleister Crowley's own Rites of Eleusis (Equinox I:6 special supplement, pgs. 1-124).

The five parties that constituted the circle of protection included the mother and baby, the father, and both godparents (the mother and father's best friends). This group represents the pentagram's five elements; air (father), earth (godfather), fire (mother), water (godmother), and spirit (child-to-be). The angel that was evoked was Michael, as he played a part in the birth of both parents; as he is the angel of the day on which the mother was born (Sunday, 4:15pm), and the hour of the day on which the father was born (Thursday, 10:30am).

Virgo and Pisces are polar opposites, so this configuration denotes a full moon.

With the sun in Virgo, this gave us the chance to begin the infusion of positive personality traits into the spirit of the unborn child. With this ritual, we began by asking for a child who would have a hard-working ethic just like both parents. Additionally, the father placed his own sense of intensity into everything that the child will do as he grows up. These qualities will become increasingly important as the world continues to grow evermore uncertain. Like the father, Virgo energy can lead to fully developed communications skills. However, the child will learn to stick to the necessary minimum. No one likes mindless banter that is both loquacious and verbose. Knowing how to express oneself is an important trait should the child desire to become a practicing magician.

Because the deliberate dumbing down of America is an issue of great concern, it will be of paramount importance to teach the things that will truly help in life. Virgo energy also leads to students who are well organized and interested in learning. As the Sagittarian father is a perpetual student, the son will find a veritable library right within his own home. This library is extensive, with several thousand books in both physical and virtual formats. The Virgo desire to learn, combined with the Sagittarian energy of the perpetual student, should make for a well-read and interesting adult.

What we infused into this first ritual through our own willed-intent is something known as intellectual curiosity. This is a life-long trait whereby the individual values the learning process and is always seeking out new and interesting books and other repositories of knowledge. What would be unacceptable is a stultified intellect, or worse yet, a stillborn intellect. This is where the individual is reactive and not proactive in any way. This is what the societal manipulators desire most, a child that is simply one who follows all orders and never questions authority. If this ends up happening, I will have to consider myself a failure as a parent.

This ritual also featured a Pisces full moon. This was selected because of the moon's connection to the female form and motherhood, and also to balance out the entire ritual process, with Anthony Owen being born under the Pisces sun. This balance was maintained throughout the pregnancy, and this is reflected in the dates that were selected. In the various rituals, you will find Pisces, Leo, Sagittarius, Virgo, Aquarius, and Taurus. All of these were selected because of the various energies associated with their various astrological configurations. When the Rose Quartz Woman and I saw how accurate the astrology reports we had compiled, we wanted to see if we could infuse a little magick into the development of the unborn child.

 

02. Saturday, November 20, 2004 (24th week) 

·       Sun in Sagittarius

·       Ruling Angel = Michael

·       Moon in Pisces

 

Sun & Moon Signs, pgs. 454-455: 

Desired Traits - versatility, consistency, understands big-picture, love of books and knowledge

Undesired Traits - hesitation, gullibility, over-eating under stress, conformity

 

This second ritual was for the purpose of the unborn child to absorb the power and energy of the father, who happens to be a Sagittarian. This also served as a reciprocal of the father having received Piscean energy from an earlier moon ritual involving the full moon of Pisces. Once again, the Michael invocation was used, as in the first ritual of August 30, 2004.

Here, the sun energy is Sagittarius, which represents the father. This will create a person who is able to see the big-picture, and who acts upon a much different set of data than everyone else around them. Intellectual curiosity is important in the day and age when stupidity is rewarded. Let me give you a few examples to exemplify what I mean by dumbed-down:

 

Because of the manner in which this society has been dumbed down, it was of paramount importance that the intelligence of the son had to be dealt with in a tangible way. 

With the sun in Sagittarius, and the moon in Pisces, a connection was made between the father and son. This energy was designed to influence the son whenever the mother and father were both home. This was accomplished via the crystals and the special grid that was designed and implemented to facilitate the process. The visitors to our home have commented that the energy in our home changed to a noticeable degree after this was all designed, set-up, and implemented.

 

03. Tuesday, January 25, 2005 (33rd week) 

·       Sun in Aquarius

·       Ruling Angel = Gabriel

·       Full Moon in Leo

 

Sun & Moon Signs, pgs. 540-541: 

Desired Traits - organization, leadership, communications skills

Undesired Traits - restlessness, stubbornness, distant and unapproachable

 

The sign of Leo belongs to the mother-to-be. The Aquarian air energy was selected for a few reasons. First, the mother-to-be does have problems in effectively communicating her ideas as succinctly as possible. The mixture of these energies was done for the purpose of helping the child to be able to become an effective communicator. The Aquarian energy also produces independence and leadership skills, which are also qualities of the father. 

The Aquarius and Leo polarity is at their strongest in health matters. Because health protection is also desired throughout the entire pregnancy and Anthony Owen's birth, this was a most opportune time to have this ritual. Aquarius corresponds to the human circulatory system, just as Leo corresponds to the heart. Here, the mother extends her love-based energy from the heart throughout the entire circulatory system. As I have previously stated, Paula just so happens to work as a Registered Nurse on a Telemetry Unit, which may or may not be entirely a coincidence.

Here is the Gabriel invocation:

 

"God is my strength, I've spoken at length,

of the magnetic rhythm of the God within.

Gabriel is the way, it is safe to pray

for protection from the man clothed in linen.

 

That Gabriel will protect us, it is certain,

from outside of the heavenly curtain.

The spirit of truth will rescue us from wild youth.

and the troubles to come when we'll rescue our son.

 

Angel of the moon, who whispers his tune,

as he builds his ladder made of golden thread.

And who brings man the gift of hope as his goal,

and nourishes the soul, with his beautiful truth resolute."

 

 This invocation was short, only twelve lines long. However, it still fits the 7 4 1 signature, as 7 + 4 + 1 = 12.

 

 03a. Friday, January 28, 2005 (33rd week) 

·       Sun in Aquarius

·       Ruling Angel of 11:00pm = Raphael

·       Moon in Virgo

 

Sun & Moon Signs, pgs. 542-543: 

Desired Traits - down-to-earth personality, intellectual, modesty, honesty, fairness

Undesired Traits - restlessness, guilt, importance of money and material possessions

 

Virgo energy was selected because of reasons of intellect. The Raphael evocation was used as it appears above.

04. Thursday, February 24, 2005 (38th week)  

·       Sun in Pisces

·       Ruling Angel = Barakiel

·       Full Moon in Virgo

 

Sun & Moon Signs, pgs. 592-593: 

Desired Traits - practical, rational, excellent communication skills, modesty, frugal

Undesired Traits - discontent, loquacious, overly sensitive, lack of self-confidence

 

Here is the Barakiel evocation:

 

"Barakiel, we call unto you, holy angel of the lightning of illumination.

We pay respect unto thee, and we will always honor your name.

We bow to your power to set the child's mind aflame,

With the knowledge and the secrets kept from us via discrimination.

 

Barakiel, we ask you to protect the child of innocence,

And our family, keep from our front door those who are evil.

With your mighty and fierce power, you protect us by the hour,

Your eighty legions will help us win the fight that is our current circumstance.

 

The child of Pisces unaware, spends his whole life swimming upstream,

while the initiate-child uses these devices, to spend life living out a dream.

The parents of Pisces do care about the child, that he is protected while

the lightning of God flashes before all enemies, they are delayed for more than a mile."

 

With the sun returning to Pisces, we have finally reached the end of this cycle, which began on a full-moon of Pisces on August 30, 2004.

One additional aspect of this ritual was conducted, which was done by me alone. It was an additional experiment, to see if I could communicate directly with my unborn son. What I did was go into a deep trance-state, and ask that Anthony Owen appear to the father, the mother, and the two godparents --- who are the closest friends of ours. This time is wrought with such uncertainty that now was the time to engage the soul-energy of the child, in a most direct manner.

This is what I did . . .

 

I put in the Violet Fire and God-Force Meditation compact disc, and did the meditation work with my wife. When we arrived at the part of the meditation where the narrator describes a meeting with God (God-Force Meditation 5:05 to 15:03), I placed my hand on the belly of my pregnant wife. I asked Anthony Owen directly if he would be interested in communicating with my wife and I as his parents, and with our closest friends and spiritual siblings, as his godparents. I told him that there was great uncertainty about some of the circumstances in our lives, the lives of mommy and daddy. I also told him that it would be a great comfort to us all if he could provide a glimpse of what is to come. I told no one of what I had planned on doing, as to not taint the results. I asked him to appear to each one of us, and each of the four of us had futuristic visions of him at various ages, which occurred during sleep for my wife, the godmother, and godfather. For me as the father, Anthony Owen had appeared to me several times during a lucid dream-state, which occurred in subsequent meditations over the course of the next several days.

As I am a night-person, on most nights, I go to sleep before my wife does. On both Saturday and Sunday, I noticed that she was talking with Anthony Owen in her sleep. She was telling him how much he was already loved, and that we weren't even supposed to be having children in this life, because of my own health problems and physical limitations. "You're a miracle," is what she said several times, in that mumbling and tumbling cadence of one who is asleep. If the reader has never experienced someone talking in their sleep, I can tell you from my own experience, that it is quite amazing. Entire sentences can be verbalized. Conversations can be discerned. I have vivid memories of my childhood, when my own father would actually sleepwalk. He would come downstairs, make himself a sandwich, and eat it all while he was asleep.

Paula's mumblings of "you're a miracle, miracle, miracle . . ." were right on the money. We were told by my own orthopedic doctor that children were not going to happen for us in this lifetime. This was at the same time they were telling me I would never walk again. Well, I have proven my will to be fiercely strong, and we have exceeded all medical expectations with regard to my walking when they said I wouldn't, so why not see how far we could take this? How strong could my will really be?

Four days after this magickal operation was put into play, Anthony Owen's godmother tells me about how he has been coming to her in her sleep, to tell her things are going to be alright. She also described him physically. She mentioned that he will have his mother's optimism and smile, and his father's sharp mind. He also said to her "everything is going to be alright." This refers to the current peril that hovers in the shadows, that which remains the biggest concern of the father.

Neither my wife or her closest friend were told anything of my asking the soul-energy of Anthony Owen to make his presence known to us before his birth. There was absolutely no way of their comparing notes, because neither of them were aware that anything was going on. My experience of knowing many of the people of the Lily Dale spiritualist community taught me that the larger population has been woefully misinformed about the true nature of life and death. In the weekly prayer circle that one of the teachers holds, the assembled group is taught about the various methods of communication between the dimensions, which I will call life and death for the sake of simplicity. This type of communication involves any one or more of the following; clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience.

These three techniques of knowing about future events, gaining information by touching an object, and the receipt of information that is heard as if spoken --- these can all be learned, practiced, and put into use by anyone who wishes to develop these skills. For instance, I receive information from people whenever I shake their hand. I am able to immediately tell if this person is honest or dishonest, and whether they are someone I should get to know better, or even if I should stay away! This is the developed sense of clairsentience, and I personally consider it to help me make better and more informed decisions about the people with whom I associate. By the way, this is the true reason of how the custom of shaking hands as a greeting got started. It was done for the reason of discerning whether or not someone had good intentions.

I visited with the godfather, my best-friend, four days after this was put into effect. He had been out of town for a few days, and while he was away, he told me that he kept thinking about Anthony Owen. When I asked him about these thoughts, he told me that it was a repetition of a "peace, a peace that comes from great turmoil." I found this to be very interesting, especially in light of what the others had to say about their own pre-birth communications with Anthony Owen.

My own communications came during the lucid dream state induced through meditation. This was another case of repetition, as several people were saying the same thing, beginning with me saying to my wife "See, that wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be." Then, it would be successive groupings and regroupings of people saying this same sentence. Anthony Owen says this to mommy, daddy says this to godmother, mother says this to Anthony Owen, and so on.

In each case, Anthony Owen did pass along information to each of the four of us. Without telling anyone of what I had done, I asked each of them if they had received any messages or information from Anthony Owen. As I discuss above, this was done just to see if it could be possible to communicate with the unborn child. Just as I learned at Lily Dale, it is possible to pass along information between the life-death dimensions, which might be illustrated as below:

 

Pre-Natal / Pre-Life -------> Life / Living -------> Death / Post-Life

 

Just as my own life experience has shown me, it is possible for a living person to communicate with the dead. I have had three experiences of this phenomenon throughout my life. During Memorial Day weekend of my senior year of high school, my best-friend Bobby drowned during a freak accident while swimming. He was caught up in a sudden undertow, and was swept away. I later saw him hitchhiking, and I actually stopped the car on the side of the road to pick him up. When I looked in the rearview mirror, no one was there to be picked up. That's when it occurred to me that my friend was in fact, deceased.

I then asked my parents to cancel my high school graduation party.

The second experience was when my grandfather died. He appeared in our bedroom, and while my then-girlfriend-now-wife slept, we had a lengthy conversation. I never told him of my HIV+ diagnosis from my own use of tainted blood-clotting products, he still knew that "there was something wrong with my blood." He then told me how to fix it. After following those instructions, I have lived in complete remission for nearly ten full years now. I was also told that because of my communication skills, that I would at some point in the future, take part in a very special project that involves writing and publishing. I now believe that what he was referring to has now been fully realized in the form of the Maybe Quarterly, the student publication of Maybe Logic Academy.

The third of these experiences was with my estranged father. He phoned me for six-weeks after his funeral. In life, I had strongly rejected him because of his abusive and negative behavior toward people he should have loved. This story has been published in the official history book on the Lily Dale spiritualist community, entitled Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town That Talks With The Dead, by Christine Wicker, the former religion reporter for the Dallas Morning News. Christine had sat in on one of the classes that were held at Lily Dale, an eight-week summer course that Paula and I attended. One week, our teacher, a wonderful woman named Patricia Price, had asked us for true stories about any encounters we may have had with the dead. I told the true story of my father's phone calls after his death, and that story can be found on pages 80-81 in the book described immediately above.

What I first thought were prank phone calls, had continued for a full six-weeks. There was never anyone on the other end of the connection. There was nothing but dead silence. At first, the phone calls came in only when I was home. The Rose Quartz Woman had worked the 3:00pm-11:00pm shift during that time, and after I had ignored the unobvious message I was being sent, the calls started coming in while she was home. After she had picked up a couple of them, she announced: "I know who is making these calls." I had gotten frustrated enough to have begun talking about changing our phone number, which was private and unlisted.

"It's your father!" she continued. "When he calls again, tell him that you have put on a pot of coffee and that he should say whatever it is he has to say." Even though I had two past experiences with my dead best high school friend and my grandfather, I was having a hard time accepting what she was saying. My father was addicted to coffee, and there were many times when I personally watched him drink three pots in a single day! This was one of the extenuating circumstances that lead to his fatal heart attack at age 54.

As I wavered between credulity and disbelief, the phone calls continued to come in. In fact, they increased in frequency. After another week of this, finally one night while the Rose Quartz Woman was at work, the phone rang about 6:00pm. Picking it up, I once again found no connection, no one on the other end of the line, and nothing but silence. Getting my nerve up, I spoke slowly and clearly: 

"Hello Dennis, I know this is you calling. Could you please say whatever you have called to say? These phone calls are getting pretty annoying. I have put on a pot of coffee, let's talk."

 

What happened next was nothing short of surreal. For I heard in his own voice, the following two simple words "I'm sorry." I am unsure if he said anything else, because I had dropped the phone in complete astonishment. I just sat there, as the gravity of what just occurred begun to sink in. I sat there for several minutes, and was brought back to reality by the blasting of the phone as it had been left off-the-hook to long. I hung up the receiver handset, and pressed '0' for the operator.

I had related the entire story to the operator as I had explained above, but was rebuffed. "I am sorry, but I cannot check on incoming calls without a court order." Then, I explained that the reason why I needed her to check on this, was because I believe that I have just received a phone call from my deceased father, who had died only six weeks earlier. The Operator agreed that the story was intriguing. She then asked me if I would mind being put on hold for a few moments.

She had come back on the line about two minutes later. "When did you say this call came in?" she asked. It was then about twenty-minutes earlier that I had received the call. "I am very sorry, Mr. Bentkowski. But, our records show your last incoming call was last night at 10:45pm. If that call was made, it did not come through the NYNEX trunk lines." The mystery deepened. I had just received a call that made my phone ring, delivered a message to me in my own father's voice, and it was somehow able to completely bypass the telephone system.

This true story immediately reminded me of that old episode Night Call, from the fifth and final season of Rod Serling's classic television series The Twilight Zone, where an old woman receives mysterious phone calls from her dead fiancé. At the end of the episode, the viewer discovers that a telephone line had been knocked down in a recent storm. The final shot of the telephone line lying on top of the man's grave brought chills to my spine when I was a young boy watching the episode for the first time. This classic story by the great fiction writer Richard Matheson, was originally broadcast on February 7, 1964, and it has come to remind me of the similar experience with my own father.  

Because of these three experiences in my having communicated with the dead, I had come to the conclusion that it is definitely possible to communicate directly with my unborn child. The repetition of the messages from Anthony Owen appear to indicate that my experiment actually did work. In each instance, the mother-to-be and the two godparents remarked that it was an urgent and persistent communication that they had received. No one even realized that I was studying something, let alone their own thoughts and experiences regarding Anthony Owen. Only time will tell if indeed everything will be all right, as the results of our magickal undertaking will not be known for quite awhile after Anthony Owen's birth.  

I will be happy to report any results at such time as they become available, and on March 11, 2005, I had received the natal birth chart of our newborn son. I will report those results below, and the reader can decide for themselves if in fact the Rose Quartz Woman and I have been successful in our magickal protection of our newborn son.

 

05. Thursday, March 3, 2005 (post-partum)

·       Sun in Pisces

·       Ruling Angel = Barakiel

·       Moon in Sagittarius

 

Sun & Moon Signs, pgs. 598-599: 

Desired Traits - optimistic, philosophical, loves education and learning, trustworthy

Undesired Traits - unfulfilled dreams, over-emotional, loner personality, gullible

 

The Barakiel invocation was used as it appears above.

The Michael and Raphael evocation prayers were used as they appear above, and additional remarks of thanks were given to both Archangels, for protecting the child during the pregnancy, as well as throughout the birth and beyond. He continues to live under this protection, as was verified by his pediatrician. In Anthony Owen's first post-partum check-up on March 10, 2005, both the Rose Quartz Woman and I were told that even though he was only eleven days old, Anthony Owen had the developmental abilities of a baby much older than eleven days. He also tested in the most satisfactory percentile as far as mental alertness, and muscle-skeletal development were concerned.

Here, a small ritual was performed at home, after my wife and son had come home from the hospital the night before. I got to share the first night together in what is known as a delivery suite. This is a private room with a small receiving area, and this allows the father and mother to spend the first night together with the baby. This is done for bonding between the parents and the child, and it is such a wonderful idea. The actual content of the ritual and the prayers spoken have been written by myself, in celebration of this momentous occasion. Both my wife and I wish to keep this moment private between the two of us and our son. But, what I can say about this is that it was a moment of thanks and love, and it brought to fruition, a plan that was begun four years ago, when we were deciding what the next phase of our lives would include.

In so many ways, it was a truly miraculous birth . . .

Why combine magick and astrology?

I was astounded when I heard that women such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan, and Hillary Clinton used Astrology to help them in their scheduling of important meetings and political events. After passing on the White House to the oligarchical Bush junta, Ronald and Nancy Reagan admitted they scheduled every important meeting and event according to what were considered to be favorable astrological conditions. I was equally aware of the level of astrology available to the general public --- those 1-900 scams and a seemingly endless parade of psychic friends. The more I learned about this, the more I not only learned about myself, but I also learned quite a bit about my wife and the inter-personal dynamics of our relationship, which is now into its' seventeenth year.

This was a matter of extending my own knowledge, which is in line with my Sagittarian desires and compulsions. This was an experiment to see if certain desired personality traits can be brought to the fore, while undesired personality traits can be repressed and moved to the background of the final personality of the child, who will one day be an adult with a fully open third-eye and tapped into the universal creator-energy known as love.

 

The Birth of New Magick: Anthony Owen Arrives Safely

Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with Will.

Throughout the entire pregnancy, from the moment of notification onward, a tremendous amount of effort and energy was expended to protect both the mother and son. I knew from the very instant that I was given the wonderful news --- we were going to have a boy. This went against conventional wisdom; as the typical parents aged 35 and 43 usually have a girl. Even at 35, the Rose Quartz Woman was told that she was of advanced maternal age. I did not desire a boy to carry on the Bentkowski family name, and accordingly, Anthony Owen was given his mother's surname. Because of the extreme amount of problems I had been subjected to at the hands of my late father and his side of the family, I did not want my son to have any noticeable connection with such negativity.

I knew our baby would be a boy, and this was because of the energy associated with his presence in my wife's belly. Because of my own high-level of spiritual awareness, as well as my deep understanding of intuition, I am consistently correct about matters such as these, and this is because instinct and intuition are always correct. These are humankind's ancient tools for survival on our own earth plane, as we make our way from out of the darkness of ignorance and into the light of spiritual illumination.

Anthony Owen arrived healthy and safely on February 28, 2005 at 11:11pm; the time it is said that the angels sing. This was no mere coincidence, as throughout the pregnancy, we had fully evoked both Archangels Michael and Raphael to protect our family during and after the pregnancy. The time of his birth was also a direct reference to the number 22, which itself has great magickal significance. The sum total of the seemingly coincidental aspects of Anthony Owen's birth, as well as the consistency thereof, offers proof that the magickal influence affected the circumstances under which he was born. Once again, the occurrence of so many related numerological correspondences provides evidence that all the protection magick and angelic evocation was indeed successful, and does truly work!

 

Correspondences of the number 22:

The time of Anthony Owen's birth, 11:11pm, is also a direct reference to the number 22, which is a number of great spiritual force and power. In the Qabalistic book of numbers commonly known as the Sepher Sephiroth, the number 22 refers to angel, unity, and a magickal vision. All three of these had played a part in his birth, and represent major aspects of the protection magick and angelic evocation that was practiced throughout the entire pregnancy. For it was two angels that protected him --- at various times it was either of the Archangels Michael and Raphael. The group formed by the Rose Quartz Woman, our son Anthony Owen, and I may finally be called a family, and that unity is triune in nature. The magickal vision represents the overall magickal design and plan that was created and implemented by myself for the protection of those I love more than anyone on this earth; my wife, and our brand-new baby boy.

Throughout the religious and spiritual texts of history, the number 22 carries special significance. The 22 major Arcana of the tarot deck is one such example, and the reader may be interested to learn that the word arcana as it relates to the science of the tarot means something hidden, secret, or mysterious. Occult initiates are taught that the taro (divination), the tora (the word), and the rota (the wheel) are all related. The Hebrew alphabet just so happens to contain exactly 22 letters, and because of this, we know that there is hidden or esoteric meaning in both the torah and the tarot.

The Tree of Life contains 22 pathways, which connect the 10 spheres that are commonly known as the Sephiroth (or spheres). The 22nd path of the Tree of Life is Lamed, which corresponds to Justice; which in itself, is a very interesting coincidence, as Justice happens to be the nickname of Anthony Owen's Godmother! She has used the nickname for most of her adult life, and even as her CB radio handle when she worked as an over-the-road truck driver. However, there is yet another correspondence to Justice in Anthony Owen's birth. While his Sun Sign was Pisces, his Moon Sign was Libra, which itself stands for Justice!

The number 22 is very spiritual, and is expressed in many unexpected places. For example, the following correspondences can be immediately found:   

  • 22 letters of the Hebrew language. 
  • 22 paths of the Tree of Life. The 22nd path in the Tree of Life refers to Justice, which as I stated a moment ago, is the nickname of the Godmother. 
  • 22 axioms of the human will, according to Hermes Trismegistus, who is recognized as the father of alchemy.
  • 22 Major Arcana in the Tarot deck.
  • 22 verses of Psalm 119.
  • 22 locations described in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. These 22 locations relate to an initiation ritual related to spiritual ascension.
  • 22 locations of the Giza Plateau Great Pyramid complex in Egypt. These 22 locations relate to an initiation ritual related to spiritual ascension. This is directly related to the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
  • 22 stanzas of the Gypsy Secret. The word Gypsy relates to Egypt, by the way.
  • 22 verses of The Divine Scale.
  • 22 pages in the Ancient Book of Thoth. Thoth was the God of Truth and publishing (sound familiar)?


This list could go on for many pages more, but I am hoping the reader will understand that there is a reason for so many reoccurrences of this number, all symbolically connected with the various global religious systems. This cannot be an accident or merely a coincidence. The above provides several excellent examples of how information can be esoterically encoded within a seemingly unrelated symbol system. To the occult initiate, this seemingly innocuous symbology can relate important information without detection, or even suspicion, by the unknowing masses.

 

Other Interesting Numerical Correspondences:

There are many other intriguing numerical correspondences:

When the numbers related to Anthony Owen's birth are examined, the 741 signature makes yet another appearance. We arrived at the hospital at 10:24pm (1 + 2 = 4 = 7) on February 28, 2005. For instance, 28 is both the sum of the first seven digits (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 = 28) and when the sub-components of the 741 signature are multiplied, the following occurs: (7 x 4 x 1 = 28). Finally, when the digits of the year 2005 are added, still another 7 is revealed (2 + 5 = 7). Anthony Owen was born exactly 47 (47 x 1) minutes after we arrived at the hospital, continuing the 741 signature. This is what we called for in our rituals, and we have been rewarded with the presence of a very special soul that has been delivered to us because of the hard spiritual work during these many lonely years.

There are some rather curious additive phenomena: The room number Paula had was 435B, and changing the letter B to its' numerical equivalent of 2 --- we get the following (4 + 3 + 5 + 2 = 14) This is the number of our home street address in a suburb of Buffalo, New York USA. This was also the original due date for Anthony Owen, March 14, 2005.

There are 7 letters in Anthony. There are 4 letters in Owen. There are 10 letters in Bentkowski. The 741 signature is present here as well. Qabalistically speaking, 741 relates to Amen, or as I call it, the Aha! Moment. 741 is also related to Kether, the Crown, the final attainment on the Tree of Life. This has been called many names, such as Most High and the Hidden Light. I am not talking about a God which one must obey, as the world's organized religions of control have their followers believe. In the simplest of terms, the Aha! Moment occurs during the merging of the human being with the divine creator-energy that many people know as God.

This is release of the God within.

Spiritual correspondences of the number 1: 

1 = Unity (monad)

1 = God (Creator-Energy)

1 = The Sun (Creator-Energy)

1 = Intellect - The source of all ideas

1 = Matter - The last development of universality

1 = The Virgin

1 = The Lingam, an upright pillar (Hindu symbol)

1 = The Father of all numbers


Spiritual correspondences of the number 4:

4 = Number of letters in the divine = YHVH

4 = The square (tetrad)

4 = Number of elements (Fire, Water, Earth, and Air)

4 = The number of cardinal points of the compass.

4 = Number of human limbs

4 = Number of cardinal virtues (fortitude, justice, prudence, and temperance)

4 = Tree of Life = Mercy

4 = Number of satellites of both Jupiter and Uranus.

4 = Number of the Kerubic Beasts (Lion, Eagle, Man, and Calf)

4 = Number of seasons (the original two equinoxes and two solstices of the year)

4 = Number of pupils in Occult Sciences:  

01. He who learns but does not teach

02.
He who wants to teach but does not learn

03.
He who learns and then teaches

04.
He who listens but won't learn nor teach    

4 = Number of suits in playing cards (Spades, Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds)

4 = Court cards in Tarot deck (King, Queen, Knight, and Princess)

4 = Suits in Tarot Cards (Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles)


Spiritual correspondences of the number 7:

7 = Planets of the ancients (Sol, Luna, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Uranus)

7 = Number of stars in the Pleiades star system, called the seven sisters.

7 = Number of internal organs (stomach, liver, heart, lungs, spleen, and two kidneys)

7 = Number of days of the week (The Goths had 7 deities from whom come our days of the week: Sun, Moon, Tuisco, Wotan, Thor, Friga, Seatur)

7 = Wonders of the ancient and modern world

7 = Notes of the musical scale

7 = Number of Heavenly Virtues AND Deadly Sins

7 = Number of vertebrae in the human neck

7 = Number of Spinal Chakras

7 = Number of Liberal Arts

 

 

Correspondences of the number 11:

The number 11 represents the Great Spiritual Work of Magick.

The Word of the Aeon of Horus and of sex magick is LAShTAL. One of several Qabalistic correspondences of LAShTAL happens to reduce to the number 11. The Hebrew word LAShTAL is the central formula of sex magick. It represents Nuit (AL) and Hadit (AL) --- and the product of their mating is the Fire Serpent (ShT or Set). This word may be spelled with either five or six letters, depending on whether or not ShT is regarded as one or two letters. Therefore, Anthony Owen is representative of the Great Work accomplished, 5° = 6°.

Throughout the birth, several instances of the number 11 have become apparent to both my wife and I. In Kenneth Grant's book Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God (pg. 220), the following is stated about Pisces, the zodiac sign under which Anthony Owen was born:

"The twelfth and final zodiacal sign. It has special significance in connection with the formula of the previous aeon [Aeon of Osiris, 156 b.c.e. to 1904 e.v.]  through its' association, via the eighteenth Key of the Tarot, with the Moon. The letter Qoph is attributed to Pisces, and its' sphere of function on the Tree of Life is the 29th path [2 + 9 = 11], the plane of phantoms and illusory phenomena." 

 

Turning to the Thoth Tarot to confirm this correspondence, it is discovered that The Moon just so happens to be the zodiacal trump of Pisces. This was the reason why we consistently performed our angelic protection-evocation rituals under the light of the moon. The ruling planet of The Moon tarot trump is Jupiter, which is associated with the zodiacal sign of Sagittarius. With The Moon, Venus is exalted, and the zodiacal sign associated with Venus happens to be Libra (Justice once again). Since the mother is a Leo, a Pisces sun ritual was performed on March 3, 2005 in the midst of the first sun cycle immediately after Anthony Owen's release from the hospital the night before. On that day, the sun was in Pisces, and the moon was in Sagittarius. As had been mentioned earlier, Sagittarius is my own sign as the father! The ruling zodiacal sign of the Sun is of course Leo, the sign of the mother! The 29th path connects Netzach (victory) with Malkuth (kingdom), and suggests that our little Anthony Owen will tend to important spiritual business when he gets older. And of course, the (2 + 9 = 11) correspondence equates to yet another eleven.

As I stated earlier, the deeper the magician can layer symbolism and magickal force into the operation currently undertaken, the greater chance of success. The numerical symbology involved in Anthony Owen's birth extended far and wide. Here are a few of the further incidences of the number 11 involved in the circumstances surrounding his birth: the name Anthony Owen contains precisely 11 letters, as do the names Kentroversy and Paula J. Broad --- the names of the parents. Additionally, the formula Kent B. + Paula B. also contains precisely eleven letters.

The Great Work of Magick is represented by the number 11, and is the union of the five and six. This is written as 5?= 6? and in ritual is symbolized by the union of the five-emanated pentagram and the six-emanated unicursal hexagram, which is also called the magickal hexagram. Frater Kentroversy pays tribute to this symbolism by wearing a solid gold pentagram and a sterling silver unicursal hexagram on a solid gold chain around his neck.

This symbolizes The Great Work exoterically, and Kentroversy esoterically.

 

 

              

Figure 2 - Gold Pentagram and Silver Unicursal Hexagram

                          

 

Turning to pg. 113 of Aleister Crowley's book The Book of Thoth, the following passage relates to both Anthony Owen's birth and the current ordeal involving The Abyss, which has put Frater Kentroversy's magickal abilities to the ultimate test of both ability and endurance:

"One is reminded of the mental echo of subconscious realization, of that supreme iniquity which mystics have constantly celebrated in their accounts of the Dark Night of the Soul. But the best men, the true men, do not consider the matter in such terms at all. Whatever horrors may afflict the soul, whatever abominations may excites the loathing of the heart, whatever terrors may assail the mind, the answer is the same at every stage: "How splendid is the Adventure!"

Lon Milo DuQuette's book, Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot (pg. 147), explains that the:

"moonlight of Atu XVIII [The Moon] is that which illuminates the phantasmagoric nightmares of all of us who cannot acknowledge the dark horrors of our own fears. The Moon card shows a path through and beyond this nightmare, but it is not an easy path, and the myths of all ages and cultures prove that this journey through 'the poisoned darkness' is an obligatory path in every hero's quest."

 

As Aleister Crowley further wrote in The Book of Thoth (pg. 112): 

"This path is guarded by Tabu. She is uncleanliness and sorcery. Upon the hills are black towers of nameless mystery, of horror, and of fear. All prejudice, dead tradition and ancestral loathing, all combine to darken her face before the eyes of men. It needs unconquerable courage to begin to tread this path."

   

The very fact that this came up during my own ordeal involving The Abyss is very interesting, indeed. This is yet another of the inexplicable coincidences that can be found throughout the entire event of Anthony Owen's birth. When deciding whether this event is of predetermined origin, the matter of my own Free Will needs to be considered. Within each ritual, I asked for verification of the success of each operation that I performed alone, or while leading our group. The amount of proof has gone far beyond what I expected, that much is for certain. 

   

Astrological Personality Menu!

This is what we most wanted --- a healthy baby, a baby that had a compatible personality to myself and my wife, and that he was interested in spiritual matters. The result of the astrological experiment would be found in Anthony Owen's natal birth chart, which was received on March 11, 2005. The funny thing about this information, was how it pointed to the various aspects of the personalities of both parents. As I read the report, I immediately noticed that the statements made in the report, seemed to alternate between each parent. Just as though we were in a restaurant ordering off the menu, the early results appear to indicate that it is possible to bring forward certain personality traits, while simultaneously, certain undesired traits may be moved to the background.

Because this can help all of us to have better and well-informed lives, this aspect of astrology had been removed from public knowledge. The global elite operate under the belief known as intellectual fascism, which is the idea that others in a lower economic strata do not deserve access to the greater mysteries. They have referred to middle-class folks variously as useless eaters, unwashed minions, cattle, sheep, and sheeple. They also relate to us as the vulgar.

The following section will relate to the natal birth chart data for Anthony Owen. I will leave it up to the reader's own conclusion as to whether or not our newborn baby meets the criteria of the Great Work accomplished. In each of the statements below, the reader will find a direct relationship to statements made in each of the mother's and father's own natal birth charts.

 

Astrological Correspondences of Pisces  

Monday, February 28, 2005 11:11pm, Buffalo, NY USA  

·       Sun Sign = Pisces

·       Moon Sign = Libra

·       Ruling Planet = Neptune, but Jupiter in ancient times.

·       Ruling Angel = Gabriel

·       Day of Week = Monday

 

The following statements were made as part of a private report that was prepared with the data of Anthony Owen's birth:

"You are rather quiet and reserved, but others see clearly that you have deep emotions and feelings, even though you may not say very much. But you do find it difficult to make yourself understood to people."

"You are quite stubborn, and if necessary you will fight very hard for your position against anyone who opposes you. Your anger is not easily aroused, but when it is, it can't be calmed down easily."

"You like to experience life with your total being. Thus you may display a kind of courage that others find frightening, although you are not usually reckless."

"In addition, you are quite sensitive to other people's feelings. You are somewhat easily hurt, but instead of pulling back, you often strike out with a cutting remark or biting sarcasm. Anyone who watches you at all carefully will see your anger."

"You are a very sensitive and emotional person who quickly picks up moods and emotions from other people and makes them part of your own. This trait makes it very easy for others to hurt your feelings. Because you have the ability to put yourself in someone else's place, you have an exceptional understanding of other people's needs. Whenever possible, you try to help others, because it makes you feel good about yourself."

"Very often you like to go into your own private fantasy world and think about ideas that mean something only to you. Just don't spend so much time there that you lose track of what is happening outside in the real world."

"You may be somewhat shy, because you feel you have to trust people before you can really open up to them. But even though you are shy, you do need other people, for without them you feel lonely, even in your own private world."

"The warmth and security of your home are very important, for you need to know that you have a place to withdraw to. Your parents are very important people in your life, and their attitudes will have a tremendous impact on you."

"You are likely to be a quiet person with strong feelings and emotions, and you keep to yourself a lot. But you aren't really weak or retiring, because by going into yourself, you gain strength."

"Although you may be quite successful when you grow up, you will not care much for being famous. You are much more concerned with living up to your own inner standards and having a rewarding personal life."

"When you feel good and secure about yourself, you like to bring people into your home and share your good feelings with them."

"You have very intense feelings, which can be a strong force in your life. But you may find it hard to understand your feelings, because they are so complicated and deep. You want your whole life to be intense and very deep."

"If you don't get a great deal of reassurance from the people who are close to you, you will feel lonely and misunderstood."

"You are very fond of anything secret and mysterious, such as stories about the supernatural. Your need to learn about yourself will help you understand others as well."

"Try not to get so wrapped up in your emotions, however. It would be better not to take them so seriously."

"You get along well with others and are able to win people over to you. Even those who disagree with you have to admit that you are likable."

"You may be too emotional in your way of dealing with others, so that you see only your own point of view and not the other person's."

"Another difficulty is that people may feel that they can't rely on you, unless you try to be more consistent."

"You easily pick up impressions from other people and reflect their moods. This is one reason for your popularity; you are so sensitive to people's feelings that you quickly convince everyone you meet that you are one of them, and people like that."

"You make an impression on others largely through your emotions."

"You have the kind of honesty that others appreciate. You sympathize with others, and in turn they are sympathetic to you. When you are older, you will be able to appeal to the feelings of the public at large, who will feel that you are one of them."

"Regardless of your own sex, you will get along quite well with women, who may bring you great benefits at times."

"Even while you are quite young, you enjoy taking care of others and doing favors for them. However, you may become quite emotionally demanding of the people you help. Try not to be jealously possessive of your friends."

"It is important that you grow up in a peaceful and serene environment."

"A dreamy and fanciful person, you like books that appeal to your romantic sense of adventure. Often your private fantasies seem much more interesting and beautiful than reality, but you will have to learn to deal with the real world, too."

"The positive side of this is that you have a very creative imagination, which would be very useful in any kind of artistic work or design."

"You are very unselfish toward the people you like. You want what is best for them and will give of yourself whenever a friend needs help. Your only problem is that you may pour out a great deal of energy and attention on people who are not really worth it. It would be good to be a little more careful about choosing your friends."

"You like your surroundings to be comfortable, pleasant, elegant and gracious. As you get older you may collect art or other objects to beautify your home."

"Being loved by your parents is more important to you than to others. Probably you will receive all the warmth and affection that you need from them. But if your relationship with either or both of your parents is difficult, you will be more hurt psychologically than most people would."

"For a young person, you are quite ambitious, and you are willing to work very hard for something that is real and important to you. You are practical, rather than idealistic, and you like to work for tangible results. For your age, you are quite disciplined and can take on considerable responsibility."

"You can be quite courageous, but you are not willing to fight for any cause unless you see the point of it very clearly. The one danger that you should try to avoid is measuring people's value according to their income or their social prestige."

"You have a very aggressive intellect, so that you like to debate and argue with people, usually not to have a serious fight but a friendly argument."

"Fortunately your mind works quite quickly, and you have a lot of mental energy. Just don't lose your curiosity about getting answers by concentrating all your energy on winning the argument."

"When you are talking with people, be careful how you speak, because you tend to express yourself argumentatively even when you have nothing to fight about."

 

A New Magickal Birth Conclusion:

It is my observation based on the results that occurred during this magickal operation, that our Angelic protection-evocation rituals used to protect the pregnancy and the birth, that this process did in fact, work. During the entire process, both the mother and I created every circumstance that utilized the support of the magickal will. This is what built a steady and firm foundation, and it was upon this foundation in which the ultimate protection of my son took place. As one who stands for the White and not the Might, the angels delivered to us the protection needed for us to do something all the doctors told us was impossible.

There was also one other reason why this ritual instruction was written. When I announced on the Maybe Logic Academy message board that I was a magician, I received approximately twenty solicitations asking to see one of my own personally created rituals. These pages from my own magickal diary represent my answer to those requests. Whether those students were new to magick, or who were asking to see how much I knew, I offer this two-part ritual instruction as a guide to those who might want to do a little magickal ritual writing of their own.

 

Angels Glossary:

The list immediately below contains information on the various angels that were involved in the protection of Anthony Owen throughout the pregnancy and his birth. This information includes who they are, what they do, and why they were summoned to become involved in this program of magickal protection: 

Barakiel - Lightning of God.

Barakiel is one of the 7 archangels, one of the 4 ruling seraphim, and also one of the chief angels of the 4th and 1st altitudes. Once more, the 741 signature is present. Barakiel is also the ruling angel of the planet Jupiter; which is the ruling planet of the zodiacal sign of Sagittarius, the sign of the father, as well as the angel ruling over the month of February and the astrological sign of Pisces, the sign of the son. Barakiel is the angel of good fortune, and involved in delivering success at times when great chances were taken. Remember the layering I spoke of earlier? As deeply as a magickal operation can be layered, the greater chance for success? I couldn't have asked for a better teammate then Barakiel! The Qabalistic number of Barachiel is 263 (2 + 6 + 3 = 11).

Gabriel - God is my strength.

Gabriel is the angel of Truth. He is the angel who presides over Paradise, which is sometimes known as 7th heaven. Mohammed claimed that it was Gabriel of the 140 pairs of wings who dictated to him the Koran. Here again, the 741 signature is present. Gabriel is also the second of the three most important angels, the other two are Michael and Raphael, respectively. In the Talmud, it is Gabriel who prevented Queen Vashti from appearing naked before King Ahasuerus in order to bring about the election of Esther in the Queen's place. Esther is the first name of Anthony Owen's godmother. Gabriel is also the prince of Justice, which is the nickname of the godmother. In the original listing of the 119 (1 + 1 + 9 = 11) angels of the Parsees, Gabriel's name is missing. Longfellow's The Golden Legend makes Gabriel the angel of the moon and brings man the gift of hope. Gabriel announces the birth of the child touched by the creator-energy that most people refer to as God. The Qabalistic number of Gabriel is 246 (2 + 4 + 6 = 12) (12 = 7 + 4 + 1).

Hamaliel - The angel of the month of August, the birth month of the mother. Hamaliel is one of the angelic rulers of the order of virtues. Hamaliel is the angel of logic, who aids us in orderly thinking.

Michael - Who is as God.

Michael is the ruler of the Sun, which is the ruling planet of Leo, the sign under which the mother was born. Michael is also the angel ruling over the day that the mother was born, which was a Sunday. He was also the ruling angel of the hour of birth of the father, which was the hour of 10:00am. Michael is also the first of the three most important angels, the other two are Gabriel and Raphael, respectively. Michael is the ruler of 4th  heaven, and is said to deliver the souls of the faithful to "the eternal light" of the most high Kether, for union with the creator-energy that can be found there. Michael was the intermediary between Mordecai and Esther (name of the godmother). Michael is known as the rose of peace and the deliverer of the gift of patience. The biblical verse associated with Michael is Psalm 121:7 (1 + 2 + 1 + 7 = 11).

Raphael - God has healed.

Raphael is also the third of the three most important angels, the other two are Michael and Gabriel, respectively. Raphael is one of the 7 holy angels that attend to the throne of God. The angel of healing, Raphael is 1 of 4 presences sent to heal the diseases and wounds of men, and the children of men. Raphael is the guardian of the Tree of Life; and the angel of prayer, love, joy and light. When Solomon prayed to God for help in building his famous temple, God answered with the gift of a magic ring, which was delivered to Raphael. The ring was a five-pointed pentagram, which had the power to subdue all demons. It was with this slave labor that Solomon was able to complete the building of Solomon's Temple. Raphael is associated with the sun, and Tiphareth. This is what Nemo injected into his artwork of Raphael, and his quoted statements contained in this essay refer to both the sun and Tiphareth.

Postscript: The Numerological Correspondences Keep on Coming!

On March 18, 2005 we received Anthony Owen’s Social Security card in the mail.

The sum of the digits of Anthony Owen's Social Security number happen to be 43 --- which reduces to a 7 --- one of my major numbers of power (4 and 1 are the others --- 7 4 1 = the AHA! MOMENT).

But wait . . .

When the digits of my own Social Security number are added --- they too equate to 43 --- which as I said above reduces to a 7.

What is interesting about this --- is that as of this moment --- I happen to be 43 years old! In Crowley's own A Brief Essay Upon The Nature and Significance of the Magickal Alphabet (Liber 777, pg. xxv), the number 43 relates to the male orgasm --- which was of course --- how Anthony Owen was created.

But, we're not done yet . . .

When the numbers of Soror Rose Quartz Woman's own Social Security number are added together --- they equate to a 34 --- which also reduces to a 7.

Also --- on the back of the Social Security card --- there is the batch serial number which contains a 666 in an unbroken sequence among the numbers. Anyone who has studied the TRUE MEANING of numbers and numerology --- the number 666 is the number representing SOLAR ENERGY (Sepher Sephiroth, pg. 57). This number --- 666 --- also happens to represent the Qliphoth of PISCES --- the sun sign under which he was born. The last angelic protection-evocation ritual we did upon the event of Anthony Owen's birth was under the PISCES SUN.

741 - 666 = 75  (7 + 5 = 12) and (12 = 7 + 4 + 1)

Here are the further correspondences concerning our nine-digit Social Security numbers:

  • Both PJB and KDB have the numbers 62 in both Social Security numbers.
  • All three; KDB, PJB, and AOB each have two zeroes 00 in their Social Security numbers.
  • KDB has a 58 and PJB has an 85.
  • KDB has an 07 and PJB has a 70.
  • KDB has a 69 and AOB has a 96.
  • AOB also has a 999 in his Social Security number. Just as 666 relates to solar energy, 999 relates esoterically to lunar energy.

Coincidence?

Or is there something GREATER THAN THIS at work here?  

It’s almost . . . like magick!

 

© 2005 Frater Kentroversy

All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 

Bibliography:

All of the following books from my own library were consulted during the writing of the concluding second part of the magickal ritual instruction entitled Lamen and Sigil 741:  

Bothamley, Jennifer - Dictionary of Theories (1993), pgs. 340 & 385.

Bushby, Tony - The Secret in the Bible (2003)

Davidson, Gustav - A Dictionary of Angels (1967), pgs. 69, 117-119, 134, 193-195, & 240-242.

DuQuette, Lon Milo - Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot (2003)

Godwin, David - Godwin's Cabalistic Encyclopedia - 3rd Edition (1979, 1989, 1994)

Grant, Kenneth - Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God (1973)

Hicks, Bill - Love All The People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines (2004), pg. xi.

Lily Dale Assembly - http://www.lilydaleassembly.com

Nemo.org and Nemo's Utopia - http://www.nemo.org & http://www.nemosutopia.com

Parker, Julia and Derek - Parker's Astrology (1991), pgs. 46-49, 62-65 & 424-489.

Parker, Julia and Derek - Sun & Moon Signs (1992), pgs. 206-255 & 406-455.

Prophecy Research Institute - Spiritual Remote Viewing Training Workbook (2001)

Prophecy Research Institute - Violet Fire and God-Force Meditation CD (2003)

Serling, Rod - Twilight Zone 'Night Call' (February 7, 1964) - http://www.twilightzone.org/html/guides/tzep/tz_139.html

Westcott, William Wynn - Numbers: Their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues (1890)

Wicker, Christine - Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town That Talks With The Dead (2003), pgs. 80-81.

Wilkinson, Richard H. - The Complete God and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (2003), pgs. 133-135.

 

 

 


 
 

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